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Will the Doctor call CPS?

Posted by on Jun. 27, 2011 at 1:13 PM
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My friend called me to tell me that she had to take her  4 years old to the ER.  the Tv fell on her daughter and she took her to the ER to make sure everything was ok. the tv was on top of the dresser.  Luckily, everything was fine.  now my friend is freaking out because she think the doctor will call CPS now.  I do not think they will call Cps.


by on Jun. 27, 2011 at 1:13 PM
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NookBoookMom
by on Jun. 27, 2011 at 1:14 PM

it depends on the doctor, if the doctor thinks it was an accident then no but some call over everything,

skelleymomof2
by on Jun. 27, 2011 at 1:15 PM

Unless there are signs of abuse, then I don't think the doctor would call CPS.

lil_mom2010
by on Jun. 27, 2011 at 1:15 PM

They probably would have called right then and there!

mama2KiraEthan
by on Jun. 27, 2011 at 1:16 PM

It depends on the doctor. If it was an accident then your friend has nothing to worry about.

sweettigeress
by on Jun. 27, 2011 at 1:17 PM

They might call. If they feel it's necessary.

ZoeCY
by Silver Member on Jun. 27, 2011 at 1:17 PM

I would think that if they were going to she would not have been able to leave the hospital until someone came and talked to them.  But then again maybe I just watch too many TV shows where that happens. 

freshmom88
by on Jun. 27, 2011 at 1:18 PM
Same exact thing happened to my niece and no one called cps.
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tyfry7496
by on Jun. 27, 2011 at 1:20 PM

 IF the ER staff feel that abuse occured, they will call CPS. They are legally mandated to report suspicions of abuse, any kind of abuse. But, this sounds like an accident, so I can't say if the staff will call CPS or not.

IncognitoOne
by Member on Jun. 27, 2011 at 1:21 PM

 My friend's little girl pushed a tv on my oldests head, they didn't call CPS on me.

Then Keaton fell and busted his head open, no CPS then either.

Unless they find something else alarming, they shouldn't.

heybooboo
by Silver Member on Jun. 27, 2011 at 1:25 PM

I believe, if they have any sort of suspicion a social worker will be readily available, and she would have had to meet with the social worker while still at the hospital.  At least that is how it was explained to me once by a Dr.

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